Govt anticipates reopening of the Entertainment Economy


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is anticipating the reopening of the entertainment economy.

The Prime Minister, speaking during yesterday’s renaming of Denham Town Primary and Infant School, said his administration was fully cognizant of the value of Jamaica’s entertainment economy and noted that one of the ways to ensure the speedy recovery of the sector was for persons to become inoculated against COVID-19.

In that regard, he reiterated the call for equitable access to vaccines, noting that “hopefully Jamaica will get a significant share of what is available to the region”.

In the meantime, in a recent statement in Parliament, Prime Minister Holness said the Government is engaged in discussions with a view to agreeing on the appropriate protocols for a limited reopening of the entertainment sector this summer.

Additionally, he said the intention of the Government has been to reopen the industry in a safe and sustainable manner.

He also noted that the Government was scheduled to have a series of meetings with cinema operators, event promoters, selectors, other stakeholders as well as proprietors of places of amusement and other such persons within the entertainment industry.

In another two weeks, The Prime Minister said the Government hopes to present to Parliament a plan to accommodate the reopening of the industry.